Advocate Awareness Sunday: May 15, 2022


Want to help? Share our video and ‘Do You Read the Advocate?’ blurb with your congregation

It’s a tool, it’s an encourager, it’s a connector and it’s helped you stay in-the-know month after month. Now it’s your turn to tell others about the ministry of the Advocate.

This spring, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper will again hold its annual Advocate Awareness Sunday, a one-day push that helps introduce others in local churches across South Carolina to the newspaper ministry.

This year’s Advocate Awareness Sunday is May 15, 2022.

“We’re asking church members to share our video and ‘Do You Read the Advocate?’ blurb with their congregation,” said Jessica Brodie, Advocate editor since 2010. “You don’t need to be a pastor to do this—just share.”

Pastors and church secretaries are also asked to put information about the Advocate in their newsletters, bulletins and other church communications.

Founded as the Southern Christian Advocate, the Advocate was first commissioned by the General Conference of 1836 to be published in Charleston, one of three papers authorized by that conference. Highly respected across the denomination, it is currently the oldest newspaper in Methodism and has won 118 journalism excellence awards in the last decade.

The Advocate’s mission is to inform and connect South Carolina United Methodists by independently reporting relevant news, engaging readers, providing a forum for dialogue and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is independent but receives funding from the South Carolina Conference of the UMC and other sources, including subscriptions, ads and donations. It also operates a successful Christian book publishing arm.

Want to help? Share the Advocate’s video and ‘Do You Read the Advocate?’ blurb with your congregation.

Materials you can use:

Feel free to hold an Advocate Awareness Day any day throughout the year. The idea is to help your church members become aware of this first-rate newspaper and use it as a tool for stronger discipleship and connectionalism.

To talk to the Advocate about speaking at your church, contact Jessica Brodie at or 803-807-0018.


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